Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dramatic Sigh

Blessings, Darlings!

Remember the series I did earlier this year, Life Wellness?  How's that going for you?  For me, it meant I stopped GAINING weight, I am now dealing with arthritis in my knees, and my physical endurance has improved.

My diet, however, is still pretty miserable, I'm still fat, my blood pressure is still high as are my triglycerides and   cholesterol (total and LDL). So, as of this afternoon, I'm kicking up working on that.

Why?  Because I hate looking at myself in the mirror.  Is this a good time to do it, with the move and all?  Of course not.  There's never going to be a good time.  I did have the CH take my picture for a 'before'.  CH has not made any noises about joining me on this, BTW.

So, I got my 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of veggies today.  I don't know if I should count the sweet potato as one, so I didn't.  I had a good serving of beans with lunch, and a little lean organic beef for dinner.  Alas, that's the last of the lean organic beef I have, so I'll be eating regular grocery beef for a while.  I'll probably pick up some whole grain bread tomorrow.  Or not.  I may try to avoid stuff with flour in it and just to less processed grains.  We'll see. 

I also got 45 minutes in on the exercise bike, at increased resistance.  My knee is not amused, but not whining too much.  Did an upper body workout with the heaviest weights I can use, obviously almost no reps.

Doing this while moving and while trying to keep the grocery budget on track will be kind of a challenge.  We'll see how it goes.  I'm sure that I'll slip at times, but I guess the point will be to just get back on track.

Stay tuned.

Frondly, Fern

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Fern , it takes time but you can do it, slow & steady. Traveling that same path myself, so need to remember the tortoise and the hare .